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The Possum Animated – in progress storyboarding

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

I’m working on a short Possum film that I’m hoping to fully animate.  This one will take time, I know, I know… but as long as it keeps progressing it’ll get done eventually.  I’m pretty stubborn, so we’ll see what happens. Here are some random board panels I’ve been working on.  The whole short will be about 3 or 4 minutes long as of now, and I’ve probably boarded out a little over half of it. fishlips_3000_0030 fishlips_3000_0033 fishlips_3000_0035 fishlips_3000_0049 fishlips_3000_0068 fishlips_3000_0079 fishlips_3000_0088 fishlips_3000_0089 fishlips_3000_0090 fishlips_3000_0091 fishlips_3000_0092 fishlips_3000_0103 fishlips_3000_0107 fishlips_3000_0130 fishlips_3000_0133 fishlips_3000_0135 fishlips_3000_0149 fishlips_3000_0150 fishlips_3000_0159 fishlips_3000_0021 fishlips_3000_0026 fishlips_3000_0027

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Friday, March 21st, 2014

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I’ve done a lot of sketches of The Possum doing strange, random things over the last 7 years, for people who have bought Possum comics.  Here’s another one.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

It’s that time of year again…….

 

Possum Christmas 2013

Lots going on.

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

For those of you who look at this blog to see updates on how the latest issue of The Possum is coming along, I thought I better give you a little something and assure you that I haven’t given up on issue #6.

With that said, I have taken a little bit of a detour from The Possum as of late to try to finish a couple other projects that have been kicking around in my head for some time.  I’ve been plugging away on a children’s book, which I’ve been posting some of the pages as they’ve been getting completed….. (some of the pages, not all of them)

I’ve also been trying to finish a short animated piece based off of a children’s book that my wife has been working on.  I’m using it as an excuse to learn how to use Toonboom and it could also be something I might try to develop further into something more some day.  This is where I’m at with it at the moment:

alphabuddies March 30 work in progress from Possum Press on Vimeo.

Also, I’ve been chomping at the bit to start making a Possum animated short and I’ve finally started to do some very rough storyboards. The plan is to make it look something like this… or maybe this….  (This one may take a while to finish, but you know what?….. I’m a stubborn man).

There’s a lot of different ideas rattling around inside of my head but I’ll just keep working away at them all and hopefully I won’t go crazy.

P.S.  I didn’t even mention Captain Smith and Broccoli Boy and all the other Possum stories that I have yet to get to (24 hour comic inspirations, Spy Guy team ups, merchandise….)  How is it possible that people get bored?

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

I’m just sayin’…..

Possum #6 update

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Pages 1 through 20 are roughed out, and I’m currently inking page #3.  It’s been slow going with this comic, due to a hectic year, but I’m getting back in the groove and I’m hoping I can keep going with my momentum.  I’m still more excited than ever to get what’s in my head onto paper, concerning the larger story arc in this series.  I’m not happy with how long it’s taking me to get an issue finished lately, but given the circumstances of life, I’m doing the best I can.  Thanks to everyone who waits patiently for the next issue to come out.

Why should you buy AXE COP volume 3!??

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Well, other than the fact that Axe Cop is super funny and Ethan Nicolle is a really nice guy, there’s also a 2 page Possum and Axe Cop cross over, written by 2 of my children (Avery – age 8 and Jacob – age 6) and drawn by me!

You can read Axe Cop online at axecop.com and you can read the Possum Axe Cop crossover here.

2012 SPACE Anthology 3 pager

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Here’s the first page of a 3 page comic I just finished for the 2012 SPACE Anthology, which is a collection of original comics put together by some of the independent comic artists that will be exhibiting at this year’s  S.P.A.C.E.  (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) this April 21st and 22nd, which will be taking place in Ohio.  This is one of the more fun conventions to attend as an exhibitor because it’s a smaller show, with lots of socializing between the creators.

 

I’d love to show you the whole 3 pages, but I should really wait until after the convention, so for now, this is all you get:)

Merry Christmas from Possum Press!

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Every year, I tell myself “I’m going to make a Christmas card this year!”, and every year I’m so busy that I look up from my drawing table and realize it’s the middle of December and I haven’t even thought of an idea, thus putting an end to that year’s Christmas card aspirations.  Well not this year!  Behold!!!! a Possum Press Christmas card!!!!!!

Hopefully this will become a tradition, now that the first one is out of the way.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

The Possum and Axe Cop!!!!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

I’m a big fan of Axe Cop by Ethan Nicolle and his little brother Malachai, so when Ethan emailed me and asked me to do a pin up for his next Axe Cop book, I was super excited, but me being the slick promoter that I am (that’s sarcasm folks), I sheepishly asked if I could include The Possum in the pin up, fully expecting him to say “well, it should really be just Axe Cop and Axe Cop characters”, but to my delight, the Ethan’s reply back was as follows:  “Yeah go ahead! You can even. Do a one page comic if you want with axe cop and the Possum in it.”   Somehow I weaseled my way into doing a 2 page crossover, written by my kids, Avery (age 8 ) and Jacob (age 6) and drawn by yours truly!

Go to AXE COP.COM to read the full 2 page team up extraordinaire!!

If you’re not familiar with Axe Cop, I highly recommend checking it out!  Axe Cop is written by Malachai Nicolle (age 6 now, I believe) and is drawn by his older brother Ethan Nicolle (age 30 now, I believe).  Read the whole story here!

Comic Book Interviews: Blair Kitchen

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Recently I was interviewed by Hall Hilden at Comic Book Interviews.com, and you can read it here!

Fan Expo map and A new Print!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Well, another Toronto Fan Expo is upon us, and as is custom for the past 6 years, Mike (Spy Guy) and I (The Possum) will be exhibiting once again.  This year we will both have our brand spanking new issues of our comics (Spy Guy #2 and The Possum #5) for sale.  I’ll also have this new limited edition print for sale too:

 



You can find us at table A35 in the Independent / Small Press Artist Alley.

Silver Snail, Dragon Lady, and The Beguiling have The Possum #5!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Yesterday I was in Toronto for a doctor’s appointment, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to visit 3 great comic shops that are downtown- Silver SnailDragon Lady ComicsThe Beguiling – and deliver the latest Possum comic (issue #5).  If you live in Toronto, I encourage you to visit these shops and pick up issue #5 of The Possum and support your local comic store!  If you happen to be in one of them and notice that they are out of Possum comics, let the store know and please let me know so I can get more to them.  (It’ll make The Possum look good and help the stores too!)

At the moment, The Possum is not being distributed by anyone other than yours truly, so only the shops that order through me will have them.  If your shop doesn’t carry The Possum and you’d like them to, encourage them to contact me at blair@possumpress.com and I’d be happy to mail them some comics.  And if that doesn’t work, you can always get all The Possum goodness from the Possum Press Freak Pit online store!

Possum 5 now for sale online

Monday, August 15th, 2011

You could be as happy as these kids with just a few clicks of the mouse.  The Possum #5 is now for sale at Possum Press’ Freak Pit online store.  Also recently added to the store is Indie Comics Magazine #2, which features an all new 8 page Possum story called “Monkey See, Monkey Kill!” as well as an all new 8 page Spy Guy story titled “The Case of the Annunaki Artifact”, which I’ve mentioned before on the blog here and here.

I’ll be at the Fan Expo with a big stack of issue #5s and ICM #2s as well, August 25th – 28th (table A35 in Artist Alley).  Mike and I are listed under Ultraist Studios / PP in the program guide.

Possum #5 at Conspiracy Comics – Burlington, On

Friday, August 12th, 2011

For those of you who live in the Burlington, Ontario area you can find a copy of The Possum #5 at Conspiracy Comics‘ south store (2388 Fairview St. )  I’ll be working on getting the book in more stores over the next few weeks and I’ll update you as I do.